You can now listen to Lydia Loveless's WXPN Free at Noon session, recorded last week at World Cafe Live. Lydia and her band tear through eight songs from new album Real in front of a lively audience in the City of Brotherly Love. Listen once, listen twice, listen all you damn want!
Robbie Fulks performed live on NPR Music's Mountain Stage with his top shelf band, and you can listen to it here! Robbie performs songs from his new Bloodshot album Upland Stories, as well as some RF classics.
In the intro, he is introduced as "one of the most talented people ever." We'd have to agree.
Lydia Loveless's Real is featured on the newest episode of Sound Opinions, and Greg and Jim give it uber high praise! They touch on the refined and honest songwriting, as well as the expanded stylistic range, "from pop to sparse acoustic to new wave, but all with her country flair in them."
"The Mekons see the Brexit vote as a grave mistake. 'A pint of fear, then home by teatime, for we are afraid.'" —Ken Tucker
The song is featured on the Mekons'...Read more
Here's a great interview with Lydia Loveless from her appearance on WGN Radio last night. Host Justin Kaufmann asks her a lot of questions about the new record Real, so get informed. Lydia also plays a couple killer acoustic songs. We'll be at Square Roots Chicago tonight for her set at 8:45! Hoisting beers and singing along.Read more
"One element of the excellence of [Fulks's] new album Upland Stories is the strength and variety of his singing." —Ken Tucker, NPR Fresh Air
Rock-n-roll is alive and well, humanity. This is The Yawpers' best session yet. We hope everyone at KEXP survived...
(Not to mention the Yawps played this session at 11AM in Seattle after playing a late set in Portland the night before. That's stamina.)
This is Fresh Air. And these are The Waco Brothers!
"With each succeeding album, the Waco Brothers have become less ironic, more sincere and forthright in speaking truth to country rock as a...Read more
Our friends at KEXP are celebrating #InternationalClashDay today, and we're in the spirit with The Waco Brothers' cover of "I Fought the Law!" (We know it was originally by Sonny Curtis, but The Clash's spirit runs rampant through the Wacos' version.) Rob sez: "Rarely does anything make sense in the venal snake pit that is the music industry. The Waco Brothers...Read more
DO YOUR DUTY, CITIZENS! Give Barrence Whitfield & The Savages a little checkmark in Little Steven's Underground Garage Coolest Songs in the World 2015 lineup! Little Steven Van Zandt is a huge BW fan, and he's been spinning them on his radio show for the better part of this year. Now let's make their romance official by voting "I'm...Read more
Released ahead of their annual 'Tonksgiving' shows, the EP was recorded during a 2014 show at Off Broadway in St. Louis. KDHX has the scoop along with a stream of the live version of "Caney Mountain" and an interview with frontman Brian...Read more
The Mekons played on NPR/WXPN World Cafe!! Yes, the whole band! Hear the ol' punks perform songs from throughout their discography and chat (candidly) with David Dye about the band's wayward career, the Revenge of the Mekons documentary, and why Chicago rules(!!).
The Yawpers made a visit to 90.9 The Bridge in Kansas City before their performance at TEDx this past weekend. Check out the videos below to hear (er...rather, experience) three brand new songs, as well as a real kicker of an interview that had us near tears in laughter. Those Yawpers are damn charming...and Jon Hart is a hell of an interviewer. Fall in...Read more